Ablation-cooled material removal at high speed with femtosecond pulse bursts
Proceedings of the Advanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 2015
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We report exploitation of ablation cooling, a concept well-known in rocket design, to remove materials, including metals, silicon, hard and soft tissue. Exciting possibilities include ablation using sub-microjoule pulses with efficiencies of 100-mJ pulses.
Solid state lasers